Funding Alert 209 June 2021

Summer Funding Opportunities in July

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We have updated the funding opportunities in Funding Alert this month. A there are a few new funds to look out for this month, and some quite tight deadlines (Highlighted in RED) so don’t delay getting that application in. For updates and information on Business Funding take a look at our Business Gateway page.

This page shows just a sample of "this months’ offers" from the Funding Alert buletin. If you have any suggestions of how we can make Funding Alert better or an area you think we can improve, please let us know. Remember the funders are organised into categories of funding streams, a click on the categories in the topic index that will take you to the chosen section, then click on the link to see if you can apply, short application deadlines are highlighted in red so make sure you’re quick off the mark! This page shows only a few of the opportunities on offer in this month’s Funding Alert; just download it from here or sign up for a copy to be sent to your email. Don’t forget to have a look at our support pages they might help with your application. We hope you find something that supports all of the great work you are doing out in our communities.

NEWS and Covid-19 UPDATES

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1. Adapt & Thrive Programme

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Grants and Loans up to £250,000 to support organisations across the third sector to adapt to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and build back better to thrive in the future. It supports organisations to reflect on their current operations and determine which areas need to change, flex, innovate, or grow in order to be resilient and financially sustainable during and post COVID-19.The programme is delivered in partnership by Firstport, Corra Foundation, SCVO, Just Enterprise, Community Enterprise and Social Investment Scotland.On 24 February the Scottish Government confirmed additional investment for the Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme, which will allow Adapt and Thrive to continue until the end of June 2021.Adapt and Thrive offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and loans. The advice is designed to help organisations to build recovery plans that are flexible, allowing them to stay open, respond to the planned easing of restrictions or adapt quickly to any changes in guidelines or tier levels whilst working towards financial sustainability. The funding is unrestricted so it can also adapt around the needs of the organisation

Deadline closure later in July to allow for support and funding assessments to be carried out throughout July and August.

https://scvo.scot/support/coronavirus/funding/scottish-government/community-recovery/atf

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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2. Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

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Grants are available to charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Deadline 31 July 2021

https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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6. Argyll and Bute Flexible Food Fund

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Argyll and Bute Council has launched a new fund aimed at tackling financial insecurity for adults and families across Argyll and Bute. The Fund offers financial support and wider confidential professional help to anyone suffering hardship. Working in partnership with the Community Food Forum, Bute Advice Centre and ALIenergy, households with low incomes and no access to cash savings can apply for immediate financial support. The Fund will help support daily living expenses.  This fund is for individuals.

Open for applications

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/forms/flexible-food-fund

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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7. Clubs in Crisis FundCash4 clubs pic1

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Grants up to £2,000 to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK working in the sport-for-development sector that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Open for applications

https://cash-4-clubs.com/2021-clubs-in-crisis

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

    Arts & Culture

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 11. Maoin nan Ealan Gàidhlig

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Grants are available to support individual artists and art organisations in Scotland deliver Gaelic arts projects.

Deadline 05 November 2021

https://www.feisean.org/en/meg-en/

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 14. Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Access and Participation Fund

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Grants up to £400,000 are available to support change in the way the arts are created, presented, accessed and experienced so that a wider and more diverse group of people have access to quality artistic practice, both as audiences and participants.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.phf.org.uk/our-work-in-the-uk/arts-access-participation/

 .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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17. Further links to Hardship Funds 

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Bella Caledonia are posting a list of hardship funds and awards currently available to artists and freelancers in Scotland. By Iona Lee - Published on 7th November 2020.

Deadline: Ongoing

https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2020/11/07/list-of-hardship-funds-for-artists/

.......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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19. UnLtd - Awards for Social Entrepreneurs

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Funding up to £15,000 is available along with specialist support for UK social entrepreneurs to help them develop as social leaders, and to start up or grow their idea for a social venture.

Deadline: 30 September 2021

https://www.unltd.org.uk/awards

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20. Coronavirus - information for businesses

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The UK and Scottish Governments have announced a package of support to assist businesses. You can use this business support finder to see what support is available for you and your business. Please check back regularly for updates.

Deadline: Changing

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus-information-businesses

  .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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23. Social Entrepreneurs Fund – Start It

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Grants up to £5,000 and support are available to help you pay for start-up costs. If you have an idea for a social enterprise but need some funding to get it up and running you can apply.

Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.firstport.org.uk/funding/social-entrepreneurs-fund-start-it/

  .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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26. BBC Children in Need - Main Grants Programme

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Grants up to £100,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people aged up to 18 years and living in the UK.

Deadline 23 August 2021

https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/grants/apply/

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35. Foundation Scotland - Ventient Energy A'Chruach Wind Farm Community Fund

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Grants are available to community organisations for projects which benefit people living in the community council areas of West Loch Fyne, Dunadd and Lochgilphead in Argyll and Bute.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.foundationscotland.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-available/achruach

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

    Environment and Conservation

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40. Scotland - Island Communities Fund

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Grants up to £150,000 are available to businesses and community organisations located across Scotland's inhabited islands for projects focused on supporting sustainable island economies and the journey towards net zero. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022.

Deadline 30 July 2021

https://www.inspiringscotland.org.uk/what-we-do/our-funds/island-communities-fund

 .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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43. Swire Charitable Trust

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Grants are available for UK registered charities working to deliver positive and lasting change to UK society under three programme areas: opportunity, environment and heritage.

Deadline Ongoing

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 General Funding

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50. National Lottery Community Fund - Grants for Improving Lives

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Grants of between £10,001 and £200,000 are available to a range of organisations in Scotland for activities which help people in Scotland to overcome difficulties and become more resilient.

Deadline: Ongoing 

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/grants-for-improving-lives

  .....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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53. Robertson Trust - Wee Grants

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Grants ranging from £500 to £2,000 are available for small charities and community groups in Scotland carrying out charitable work in local communities to address poverty and trauma.

Deadline: Ongoing 

https://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/funding/wee-grants/

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60. Princess Royal Respite Fund for Carers

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Grants are available for unpaid carers for respite breaks and associated replacement care across the UK.

Deadline Ongoing   

https://carers.org/her-royal-highness-the-princess-royal-respite-fund-for-carers/respite-fund-faqs

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61. Shift Grantsshift grants pic 1

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Grants between £400 and £800 and expert support to run activities that will help people jump on a bike, instead of into their car.

Deadline Ongoing   

https://www.cyclinguk.org/shift

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63. National Heritage Memorial Fund - COVID-19 Response Fund

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Grants are available to community and public sector organisations in the UK for projects to protect nationally important heritage assets that are at risk due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Deadline 30 April 2023

https://www.nhmf.org.uk/funding/covid-19-response-fund

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53. The Scottish Land Fund

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The Land Fund main application is currently closed but are still accepting first stage applications to help communities develop their ideas or do preliminary work around taking ownership of assets. It supports rural and urban communities to become more resilient and sustainable through the ownership and management of land and land assets. Stage two application will reopen this summer.

Deadline Ongoing

https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/scottish-land-fund

.....Check out Funding Alert for more details

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68. Sports Facilities Fund

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Grants of up to £100,000 to support capital projects that provide opportunities for people to get involved in and participate in sport and physical activity in Scotland.Support is available to projects that demonstrate the greatest impact on: Progression - providing opportunities for people to develop, progress and achieve success at their chosen level of sport. Participation - providing opportunities for people to get involved and participate in sport and stay involved throughout their life with a particular focus on increasing participation within those groups who are under-represented in sport: young people; women and girls; disabled people or those from deprived communities.

Deadline 01 September 2021

https://sportscotland.org.uk/funding/sport-facilities-fund/

 .......Check out Funding Alert for more details

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Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to support rowing in Britain with preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment.

Deadline 25 October 2021

http://www.therowingfoundation.org.uk/home/

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74. Buttle UK - Chances for Children

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Grants up to £2,000 to enable vulnerable children and young people in the UK to overcome financial barriers preventing them from achieving their education, training or employment goals

Deadline Ongoing 

https://www.buttleuk.org

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78. Variety Club - Youth Clubs Grant

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Grant is between £250 and £600 for equipment is available to youth clubs in the UK that provide opportunities for improving social skills, team spirit and self esteem for young people aged from 8 to 18 years.

Deadline Ongoing 

https://www.variety.org.uk/what-we-do/youth-clubs-grants

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